Syria Bombs Cities During 'Ceasefire'

But a state news agency blames rebels for renewed fighting

By Neal Colgrass,  Newser Staff

Posted Oct 27, 2012 5:11 PM CDT

(Newser) – A four-day ceasefire in Syria further eroded today as government forces bombed neighborhoods and killed at least eight people, according to residents, rebels, and human rights observers. People in Damascus posted video footage of a fighter jet apparently striking suburban areas, and activists in Deir al-Zor and Aleppo say government forces fired mortar bombs into residential districts, Reuters reports. Syria's state news agency blames the renewed strife on rebels who placed a car bomb in front of a Christian city. More than 150 people died yesterday on the first day of the ceasefire.

In this Thursday, Oct. 25, 2012 photo, smoke rises from the Karmal Jabl neighborhood, during clashes between rebel fighters and the Syrian army in Aleppo, Syria.   (AP Photo/Narciso Contreras)
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